Central and Eastern Berkshire - Joint Minerals & Waste Plan

Draft Plan Consultation 2018

The Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals & Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area up until 2036.

The Joint Minerals & Waste Plan will build upon the formerly adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, and improve, update and strengthen the policies and provide details of strategic sites that are proposed to deliver the vision.

The first stage in plan-preparation was the ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation, conducted in summer 2017.

The current, second stage is the production of a Draft Plan (formerly referred to as ‘Preferred Options’). The purpose of this consultation is to engage the community in discussion on managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It was also an opportunity to gather more local evidence to determine the plan policies and site allocations.

Thank you for your responses to the draft Plan consultation. We are now working on updating the draft Plan and its evidence base and producing a full report detailing the outcomes of the consultation. This Summary Report and the responses themselves will be published online in the near future.


The draft plan consultation has now closed, it ran for 10 weeks between 6 August to 12 October 2018.

A further Regulation 19 Consultation will take place in 2019.

Key documents

The key documents are linked to below:

Evidence base documents

The Draft Plan Consultation Paper is supported by a number of evidence base documents and comments are welcomed on them:

Documents are also available for inspection during normal working hours at:

  • Bracknell Forest Council offices: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD
  • Reading Council offices: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
  • The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead offices: Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1QU
  • Wokingham Borough Council offices: Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1BN
  • Public libraries: where practicable, all libraries within the administrative areas of the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities.

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